Rozhiv New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Kyiv
District
Makariv
Settlement
Rozhiv
Site address
Rozhiv New Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
50.38994, 29.63402
Perimeter length
Perimeter unknown. Further research is required for an exact delineation.
Is the cemetery demolished
Yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over. There are private plots of land on the cemetery site, today used as fields.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The Rozhiv New Jewish cemetery appears on a Red Army map from the 1930s. It was supposedly demolished during or after WWII.
There is not much information on the Rozhiv Jewish community. Presumably, Jews had settled there in the18th century. In 1787, 25 Jews were registered in Rozhiv. In 1847, there were already 257 Jews in the town. In 1850, the Jewish agricultural colony “Rozhivskaya” was founded, with 88 male members. In 1897, the community consisted of 610 Jews (29.5% of the total population). On July 3, 1919, a pogrom took place in the town, though some of the Jewish population managed to flee before. In 1926, only 19 Jews remained in Rozhiv. The Jews still living here during the Nazi occupation were murdered together with the Jews of neighbouring villages. There was no Jewish community in Rozhiv after Holocaust.